Rooks County

Rooks County, Kansas

115 N Walnut St
Stockton, KS 67669
Phone: (785) 425-6391
Fax: (785) 425-6015

In north-central KS, north of Hays; established Feb 26, 1867 from Kirwin Land District. Name Origin: For John Calvin Rooks (?-1862), soldier who died of wounds received at the Battle of Prairie Grove, AR

Area (sq mi):: 895.36 (land 888.34; water 7.02) Population per square mile: 6.00
Population 2005: 5,351 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.90%; 1990-2000 -5.90% Population 2000: 5,685 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,588; median household $30,457; Population below poverty level: 9.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,978-$24,236
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.90% Median travel time to work: 15.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Tricia Dunlap, LPN, a part-time nurse at the Rooks County Health Department, decided to become an intern after hearing about the program from a fellow Rooks administrator.
Dunlap sent letters about the dangers of lead poisoning and available testing to all day care facilities in Rooks County, as well as schools in Phillips, Osborne, Rooks and Graham counties to be included in enrollment packets, Dunlap said.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that its Learjet 45 XR aircraft was officially the first jet to land at the newly dedicated Rooks County Regional Airport on September 29.
MOB/ Administration Unit, Rooks County Health Center provides state-of-the-art medical care in a relaxed environment wrapped in the colorful forms with which patients, visitors, and staff are so comfortably familiar.
Rooks County Landfill, Stockton, $40,000 to purchase a pickup, recycling trailers and educational materials;
Grant audited the financial statements of Rooks County Savings and Loan Association for the years 1984 through 1986.
The second well was the McClure wildcat well drilled in Rooks County, which was a dry hole.